Being a realist or hoping for normal from Russia is useless. At least, with Putin running the show. The common cliché about Putin is... that he's a typical old-school Soviet. For good, but mostly for bad... Putin runs Russia the same way the former KGB ran Soviet East Berlin. Deep, dark and silent... with the occasional flamboyance of indifference. And this particular veto at the UN Security Council. Demonstrates exactly, how indifferent Russia is to the slaughter in Syria...
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Russia blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria air raids